Forsaken

  1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?  Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?  2 My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, but I find no rest.  3 Yet you are enthroned as the…

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God Gives Us Life

Devotion from Eugene Peterson’s ‘Every Step an Arrival’ God Gives Us Life in Place of Death “I said to myself….. ‘Soul, you’ve been rescued from death; Eye, you’ve been rescued from tears; And you, Food, were kept from stumbling.’ I’m striding in the presence of God,                Alive in the…

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Serving God

Serving God Involves Being Served by Him Then Moses set up the courtyard around the tabernacle and altar and put up the curtain at the entrance to the courtyard. And so Moses finished the work.  Then the Cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the Glory of God filled The…

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Barabbas

“Barabbas”, devotion by E. Peterson, A Year with Jesus, Daily Readings and Meditations   25 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They asked him, “You are not also one of his disciples, are you?” He denied it and said, “I am not.” 26 One of the slaves of the high…

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Give Him Your Burdens

  As for me, I call to God,    and the Lord saves me. Evening, morning and noon    I cry out in distress,    and he hears my voice. He rescues me unharmed    from the battle waged against me,    even though many oppose me. God, who is enthroned from of old,    who does not change—  Cast your cares on the Lord    and…

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Communion on the Moon

Do you by chance get to see the Super Moon last night?  I missed seeing it last night, but got a glimpse of it this morning.  It reminded me of a story I read recently about communion on the moon.  ‘Apollo 11 landed on the surface of the moon on…

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Hurry Up, Take Your Time

     “Hurry up, take your time”   Words of wisdom spoken by the Cat Man, a popular street performer in the Florida Keys.  These words are often shared at the Storie home when we find ourselves in too much of a hurry.  If our lives get too rushed, we remember these…

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The Messiah Is Light and Power

He spoke his oracle-message:  Decree of Balaam son of Beor,        decree of the man with 20/20 vision,    Decree of the man who hears godly speech,        who knows what’s going on with the High God,    Who sees what The Strong God reveals,        who bows in worship and sees what’s real. –Numbers 24:15-16 (The Message)   Balaam—that…

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Nowhere to Lay His Head

Words of encouragement for today taken from Eugene Peterson’s A Year with Jesus- Daily Readings and Meditations. Matthew 8:14-22 The Message (MSG) 14-15 By this time they were in front of Peter’s house. On entering, Jesus found Peter’s mother-in-law sick in bed, burning up with fever. He touched her hand and…

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Don’t you care?

Don’t You Care? 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on…

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